MOSTAR AND MOSTAR BRIDGE

This month, we will take you to a bridge iconic enough to give its name to a city. To the Mostar Bridge, built in 1566 over Neretva River, a river one of the world ‘s most calm, serene and beautiful if you happen to visit Bosnia and Herzegovina, The bridge, built  by Architect Hayreddin,a student of prominent architect Sinan was among the most important structures which thousands of people passed over for centuries in the Balkans until  ruined by the Croatian cannon fire in the Bosnian War in 1993.

However, the Mostar Bridge that witness the history is not allowed to vanish due to severe face of the war. In 1997, with the support of UNESCO and the World Bank, the original bridge is rebuilt.

Before you come to the 30 meters long and 4 meters wide bridge which also entered the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005, close your eyes , think about valiant people who had stepped over it and feel the history. Imagine the men of the city jumping off the bridge to prove their courage to their fiancees prior to marriage.

Do not forget to stop by the Museum of Old Bridge located at the entrance. You can both reach all the detailed information of the bridge and witness again the destruction of the Mostar Bridge by Croatian Artillery as well.

Get picture taken from the river side
Meanwhile, according to experts, the best place to get picture taken against  Mostar Bridge is river side portions located in the Muslim part on the way to Koski Mehmet  Mosque. There remember to take pictures of the bridge that  you will immortalize.